Butterfly Life Cycle Stamps

ButterflyPinThis set of life cycle stamps can be used over and over again!  Make a set for each bug you’re learning about!  Older children can make their own very easily, and use them to decorate research paper and to make visual examples on presentations.


  • Craft Foam, Scrap Wood, Glue, Scissors, Pencil, Ink


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

ButterflyScience   butterflygarden    butterfly2 stamppad

Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Start by designing your stamp on the craft foam. Use your pencil and press hard

Step 2

Make sure that your pressing into the foam so that it stays indented.

Step 3

Once drawn, cut out all of your life cycle shapes

Step 4

Glue your shapes onto the backs of a piece of scrap wood. You can also use a wooden cube, an empty milk carton, yogurt cup or anything that has a flat surface and can take a bit of pressure.

Step 5

Allow your stamps to dry before using. Ink your stamp well by applying pressure

Step 6

Stamp your image onto paper too see how it turned out!

Step 7

Align your stamps in a circle for your life cycle and draw arrows showing which step is next!

All Done!

Now you've got a great set of Life Cycle Stampers! Hint: Use a diaper wipe to wash off the stamp in between colors.

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